Social economy gets political

The Social Economy Alliance has launched its manifesto for May’s general election, asking for support for community energy schemes, social enterprises and co-operative housing. Recommendations include enhanced community ownership of infrastructure and utilities, and a ‘local by default’ approach.

Wales Cooperative Centre news item http://www.walescooperative.org/social-economy-alliance-uk-election-manifesto, or SEUK news release featuring some striking adverts.

Meanwhile Civil Society Media reports on a Westminster debate on the social economy the previous week, which heard that social impact bonds are clunky and expensive, and Labour could expand the Social Value Act, http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/18093/.

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